The topic of this year’s Night of Museums that will be held on May, 18th is “The Bugler of Tālava”. Nine tourist attractions, educational institutions and societies will be inviting visitors to enjoy the magic of the Night of Museums in Daugavpils. Most museums will offer special activities for this original night, aimed at all audiences: storytelling tours, concerts, workshops for children, theatre performances etc.
On 18 May Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will be open for the Long Night of Museums with a special programme “Grey Covers Laid out by the Night”. Visitors will have an opportunity to relish dreams and reality at the group exhibition from the Funen Printmaking Workshop, to experience peace and tension in the art of Latgale region and to appreciate the expressive style of painter Maija Bērziņa in her latest solo exhibition.
For one day only, on 18 May, 7 p.m. through midnight, expressly for the Long Night of Museums, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will offer photo exhibition “Solaris” by popular Lithuanian media artist Remigijus Venckus. The exhibition was inspired by Polish philosopher Stanislaw Lem and his ideas expressed in the Sci-Fi novel “Solaris”.
After the long winter break, Daugavpils Lead Shot Factory is about to reopen the tourist season from March, 15th and resumes the availability to attend guided tours for its visitors. From March, 15th to March, 31st, excursions at the factory will be held from Friday to Sunday: 10:00 in Russian – English; 12:00 in Latvian; 14:00 in Latvian; 10:00 in Russian – English.
By way of celebrating the Centenary of the Latvian State, “Basics”: Baltic Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics will be displayed in Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre from 5 July until 8 September 2019. The exhibition and accompanying conference will explore to the formation and development of professional ceramic art in the Baltic States.
Daugavpils has its own special menu, which can be tasted only in Daugavpils. Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency cooperating with Daugavpils catering businesses made a renewed Daugavpils menu and have made a new booklet “Daugavpils menu”, which offers special dishes.
On January 27th, Lithuanian tourism exhibition “Adventur 2019” was concluded at Vilnius Exhibition Centre “Litexpo”. A wide tourism offer of Daugavpils, Daugavpils district and Latgale region was popularised at the exhibition for three days. The exhibition “Adventur 2019” is the biggest event of the year in the Lithuanian tourism industry. More than 12,000 people attend the exhibition every year.
The new exhibition season, open to the public from 1 February until 14 April, features such shows as “The Play of Light and Dark” by Inta Celmiņa and Edvards Grūbe, “Internal Uniformity” by Wang Shaojun, “Moments” by Belarusian watercolour painter Alexander Karpan and “Architecture in Painting” by Oļģerts Krauklis.